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Isaac's Storm: The Drowning of Galveston, 8 September 1900

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  • Isaac's Storm: The Drowning of Galveston, 8 September 1900 (Fourth Estate Ltd) – Mass-market paperback (2008)
    by Erik Larson

    Isaac's Storm: The Drowning of Galveston, 8 September 1900

    Mass-market paperback, Fourth Estate Ltd
    2008
    384 pages

    ISBN: 0007292112
    ISBN-13: 9780007292110

    Galveston, Texas, 8 September 1900. It's another fine day in the Gulf according to Isaac Cline, chief observer of the new US Weather Bureau, but one day later, 6-10,000 people were dead, wiped out by the biggest storm the coast of America had ever witnessed. Isaac Cline was confident of his ability to predict the weather: he had new technology at his disposal, 'perfect science', and, like America itself, he was sure that he was in control of his world, that the new century would be the American century, that the future was ... Show more

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Fact, not fiction

by MenloReader on Sep 9, 2010

This story of a rather obscure historical event, reads like a novel.

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